Sometimes when it seems like nothing is going my way, I realize that there is never a day more beautiful than after a storm. Sometimes our lives need to be "churned" up in order for it to be ripe for growth. The truth is we don't grow very much when things go well, there really is no need to. But when things go wrong (as they often do) we are forced to reevaluate, take stock, and get creative in order to overcome.
I think Randy Pausch said it best, "“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. . . the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. . . they’re there to stop the ‘other’ people.”